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Oxford dictionary definition of the word initiate:
1cause (a process or action) to begin:
he proposes to initiate discussions on planning procedures
2admit (someone) into a secret or obscure society or group, typically with a ritual:
she had been formally initiated into the movement
(as plural noun the initiated) a small group of people who share obscure knowledge:
it’s a secret sign to the initiated
(initiate someone in/into) introduce someone to (a particular activity or skill, especially a difficult or obscure one):
they were initiated into the mysteries of mathematics
a person who has been initiated into an organization or activity:
an initiate of the cult
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɪʃɪət(ə)ri, ɪˌnɪʃɪˈeɪt(ə)ri/
mid 16th century (in initiate (sense 2 of the verb)): from Latin initiat- ‘begun’, from the verb initiare, from initium ‘beginning’
Remember that initiate and the related word initiation are spelled with -ti- in the middle.